The Centre for Digital Enterprise recently hosted the first in a series of metropolitan workshops in collaboration with RMIT University, where attendees heard about ways businesses have incorporated technological change in their workforce.
On Thursday 28 February, the Centre for Digital Enterprise hosted a two-hour public workshop at RMIT University that explored how businesses in various industries are responding to digital disruption.
The workshop, titled Digital disruption and your workforce: From here to where?, was the first in a series of metropolitan workshops being hosted by the C4DE and RMIT. It follows the success of two regional workshops hosted at the end of 2018 by the C4DE in Wodonga and Mildura in conjunction with Wodonga TAFE and SuniTAFE respectively.
Attendees at the workshop came from a cross-section of industries, with a common interest in the future opportunities available through new technology. They heard from NovaSystems Senior Systems Engineer Bill Thompson, Sapphire Holdings Group General Manager Human Resources Toni Flynn, SICK Sensors Product Manager Manjush Kothare and Wodonga TAFE Senior Educator Justine Rofe about the application and implications of industry 4.0 in the real world.
Key take-away messages were that technology uplift is happening and businesses need to keep learning and moving, and employ workers with digital skills.
Feedback from the workshop has been positive, emphasising the important role training providers play in preparing businesses for change by offering upskilling opportunities for workers.
For those who weren’t able to make the event, we had some great questions come through via Soapbox (code: c4de) and we encourage you to join in on the discussion (all questions and answers are anonymous.)
The C4DE will be hosting further workshops in Melbourne, Wodonga and Mildura throughout 2019 so keep an eye out for updates.